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Robert Mugabe has Gold Coins Minted to Celebrate his 89th Birthday in Poverty-Stricken Zimbabwe
The Daily Mail ^ | 2 March 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 03/02/2013 1:50:45 PM PST by DogByte6RER

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A 22-carat dictator: Robert Mugabe has gold coins minted to celebrate his 89th birthday in poverty-stricken Zimbabwe

• Four-tier cake made in his honour at Zimbabwe's state house party

• Opposition accuses his party supporters of killing 12-year-old boy

Zimbabwe is one of the poorest country's on Earth, but clearly despot Robert Mugabe doesn't seem to care on his 89th birthday.

The president celebrated it by immortalising himself in freshly minted gold coins and held a lavish party with a giant cake.

Guests, including his wife, first lady Grace, tucked into the four-tier treat made in his honour at the state house before he gave a thank-you speech.

The celebration came amid accusations that Mugabe is losing his grip on a country he has ruled since coming to power in 1980 and resorting to violence.

His party are suspected of being involved in the death of the 12-year-old son of a local official who is supporter of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

Christpowers Maisiri was burned to death while sleeping in a hut with his brothers last weekend in Headlands district, 110 miles east of Harare.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; communism; despot; dictator; goldfinger; inflation; marxism; mugabe; robertmugabe; thug; tyrant; zimbabwe
Sterling going the way of Zimbabwe Dollar Pictures, Images and Photos

Yeah, sure ... so will it cost a gazillion of these worthless Monopoly money notes to buy just one of those gold coins that looks like an old prop from a Planet of the Apes movie?

1 posted on 03/02/2013 1:51:04 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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2 posted on 03/02/2013 1:51:55 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

I looked up the word “inflation” and Mugabe’s picture was right next to it.


3 posted on 03/02/2013 1:56:59 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: DogByte6RER

I hope this doesn’t give Obama any ideas.


4 posted on 03/02/2013 1:57:25 PM PST by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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To: DogByte6RER
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5 posted on 03/02/2013 2:00:40 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
I don't see a problem here.
It is always this way in banana republics.
I am real sure Broncho Bammer is taking notes.
6 posted on 03/02/2013 2:03:45 PM PST by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: DogByte6RER

Is he related to Obozo & Mooch?


7 posted on 03/02/2013 2:07:00 PM PST by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Perdogg

too late- obama takes a golf vacation while his wife/daughters take a skiing vacation at taxpayer expense in poverty stricken America...


8 posted on 03/02/2013 2:07:33 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: DogByte6RER


9 posted on 03/02/2013 2:10:29 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: DogByte6RER; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Howz that post-colonialism working out?!


10 posted on 03/02/2013 2:12:50 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Perdogg

Obamugabe thinks that Zimbabwe has an economic model we should emulate. Thankfully, there is a two-term limit. Hopefully, we can survive his tenure in office. We may need a reverse Marshall Plan after he leaves office.


11 posted on 03/02/2013 2:14:38 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: DogByte6RER

12 posted on 03/02/2013 2:17:28 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: DogByte6RER

There may not be enough trees on Earth to make the paper it would take to print enough of those bills to purchase one of those gold coins.

Somewhere in my basement, I have a 200 billionen=(our trillion) Deutschmark stamp (uncancelled). If it was cashable, I could buy the entire country of Germany with it and evict everyone!


13 posted on 03/02/2013 2:21:45 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Perdogg
That was axually hiz plan to cut the deficit in half. Print it.

Till China told him otherwise!

14 posted on 03/02/2013 2:32:31 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: TurboZamboni
This currency would be better if someone would photoshop the picture of Obama with the zoot-suit hat pretending to smoke a joint. LOL
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15 posted on 03/02/2013 2:37:24 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: dead
Piker.

I got me one of these:


16 posted on 03/02/2013 2:44:49 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: null and void
Those are sweet! I actually have five of the real Zim 100 Trillion dollar bills in mint condition.

I bought them on EBay a few years ago for $5 US bucks.

That $5 was technically worth far more than the Zim bills, but I didn't care, I have literally hundreds of trillions of dollars now!

17 posted on 03/02/2013 2:49:03 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Clive

Courtesy Zim ping


18 posted on 03/02/2013 2:51:33 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: DogByte6RER
Zimbabwe is one of the poorest country's on Earth

"country's"?

And the Brits think they're so much better at English than we are.

19 posted on 03/02/2013 3:35:01 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment. -Ludwig von Mises)
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To: DogByte6RER

89 huh? Seems just like yesterday he got gored by a goat in the gonades... but if memory serves, that was back in 2005 or 2006. There were some humorous posts on FR about it, but my search skills aren’t turning up anything.


20 posted on 03/02/2013 4:04:05 PM PST by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: DogByte6RER
LoL, I have a REAL one of those hundred trillion dollars notes in my coin collection -- sent as a freebie by a coin company!! Ever seen Mugabe's crib??
21 posted on 03/02/2013 4:07:52 PM PST by Bon of Babble (I have seen the future and I'm going back to bed!!)
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To: Bon of Babble

Sweet.

It’s good to be the king.


22 posted on 03/02/2013 4:29:13 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Mark my words—it will not end well for Mugabe. South Africa should invade and bring down this farce. But that will not happen until a league of Zulus and Whites take over the South African Government and instill order.


23 posted on 03/02/2013 8:12:14 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: DogByte6RER

Maybe Dennis Rodman will go visit Mugabe and tell him what a great leader he is and how much he supports and admires him.


24 posted on 03/02/2013 11:06:15 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: DogByte6RER

He’s done a swell job of “spreading the misery.”


25 posted on 03/03/2013 1:18:29 AM PST by clearcarbon
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To: DogByte6RER

Some years back when Mugabe was already in power and inflation had already sent Zimbabwe into a tailspin, when I tried to buy a couple of trinkets at the biggest commercial airport in Zimbabwe, no one working there had the authority to say what the price was at any given time, so nobody was able to sell anyone anything. Yet, the store was open and two young women employed there! Who knows if anyone was authorized to give them their wages. The night before we had paid $24,000 of their dollars for two beers at a local hotel.


26 posted on 03/03/2013 2:00:12 AM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I think it was in 2009 that I said to a very respected friend of mine that I believed we were headed toward the fate of Zimbabwe. He said that no, we have too many assets, I wonder if he still says that.


27 posted on 03/03/2013 7:35:01 AM PST by RipSawyer
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To: Perdogg
"I hope this doesn’t give Obama any ideas."

Obama would never lower himself to do any such thing.

His birthday coin will be minted in platinum.

28 posted on 03/03/2013 7:40:05 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: 3Fingas

Hopefully, we can survive his tenure in office. We may need a reverse Marshall Plan after he leaves office.
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29 posted on 03/03/2013 7:46:13 AM PST by RipSawyer
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To: DocRock

Seems just like yesterday he got gored by a goat in the gonades...
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That should teach him to stay out of the gonades!


30 posted on 03/03/2013 7:52:26 AM PST by RipSawyer
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To: RipSawyer

I am a pessimist by nature and don’t talk about my grandmother.


31 posted on 03/03/2013 10:07:00 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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